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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Author:  George Nelson AUSTINTOWN, Ohio -- Cindy Tudor is looking for something different. She recently returned to the Mahoning Valley to be with her family after living in San Diego for 20 years, which is why she stood in the very long line Monday in hopes of landing a job at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Downs. “It’s a new opportunity,” remarked Tudor, whose resume includes “a lot of different things” including administrative, legal and customer service positions. “I mainly worked in the administrative side of things for 20...

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Aubrey McClendon’s American Energy–Utica LLC, an affiliate of American Energy Partners LP, says it has signed agreements to acquire approximately 27,000 net acres of leasehold in Monroe County, Ohio, from East Resources, Inc. and an unnamed private company.  At closing, the properties are expected to have net production of approximately 40 million cubic feet of natural gas equivalent per day, the company said. In addition, a separate AELP platform company, American Energy–Marcellus LLC, announced Monday that it has signed agreements to acquire...

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Aubrey McClendon’s American Energy–Utica LLC, an affiliate of American Energy Partners LP, says it has signed agreements to acquire approximately 27,000 net acres of leasehold in Monroe County, Ohio, from East Resources, Inc. and an unnamed private company.  At closing, the properties are expected to have net production of approximately 40 million cubic feet of natural gas equivalent per day, the company said. In addition, a separate AELP platform company, American Energy–Marcellus LLC, announced Monday that it has signed agreements to acquire...

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

SHARON, Pa. -- Manufacturers willing to host a teacher for 32 hours to share the importance of soft skills are needed for the Educator in the Manufacturing Workplace program, the Oh-Penn Interstate Region says. The initiative, supported by the Oh-Penn’s Pathways to Competitiveness Project, runs from June 20 to Aug. 8. Educator in the Manufacturing Workplace is an opportunity for companies to open their doors and allow teachers to see how what they teach applies to manufacturing as well as validate to their students the importance of showing up for work on time every...

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

WARREN, Ohio -- Youngstown Design Works, a new agency run by Youngstown State University graphic and interactive design students, will run a Pop-Up Design Shop June 23 to 27 at 124 N. Park Ave. Its purpose is to help businesses with their creative needs, from new logos and websites to advertising and branding materials. The Shop, a collaboration involving Youngstown Design Works, the Warren Business Exchange and Warren Redevelopment and Planning, will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Up to a dozen YSU students will participate by offering design services for Warren area...

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

WASHINGTON -- The restaurant industry continued to register robust job growth in May as the economy surpassed its pre-recession employment peak, the National Restaurant Association says. Restaurant operators' outlook for hiring staff rose to its highest level in two years. Bruce Grindy, chief economist at the association, says these trends are welcome news. "The economy continued to move in a positive direction in May, according to the latest employment report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics," he said in a prepared statement. "Restaurant employment gains remained...

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency has issued a request for proposals for projects to improve the availability and affordability of housing in the Marcellus shale region of the commonwealth. Eligible applicants include Pennsylvania counties that have adopted ordinances authorizing the imposition of an impact fee and have unconventional gas wells. Deadline for submission is Aug. 15. The funding to address housing needs comes from Marcellus shale impact fees, which are directed to, and administered from, the Pennsylvania Housing Affordability...

Monday, June 9, 2014

Author:  Dan O'Brien AUSTINTOWN, Ohio -- A host of familiar names posted on trailers, equipment and trucks punctuate the sprawling 190-acre construction site where Penn National Gaming Inc. is building its $125 million Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course complex. Valley Electrical Consolidated of Girard, City Concrete of Youngstown, Kirila Contractors of Brookfield and Mike Coates Construction of Niles are among the 30 or so subcontractors at the site in Austintown working at a rapid clip to finish the race track,...

Monday, June 9, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Eric Ryan and his staff “can’t quit smiling,” he says, knowing that come Aug. 24 at 8 p.m. a sold-out Covelli Centre will erupt into cheers when British pop/rock singer and songwriter Rod Stewart takes the stage. The arena announced Stewart’s upcoming performance this morning, touting the event as the biggest summer concert in the history of the city-owned venue. “We can’t take the smiles off our faces. If Rod Stewart in a 6,000 seat arena doesn't excite you, than I don't know what does if you're working in our industry,” says Ryan, executive...

Monday, June 9, 2014

Author:  Dennis LaRue YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Lending to the transportation, hospitality, senior-care and steel-service sectors has grown fastest of late, say commercial lenders at banks that serve the Mahoning and Shenango valleys, a trend attributable in large measure to the drilling for oil and gas. “Last year was the best year ever for our bank,” says Dennis Linville, senior vice president in the Cortland office of the Middlefield Banking Co. Middlefield recorded net income of better than $7 million, up from $6.28 million in 2012....

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